Questions tagged [flight-search-engines]

Questions about one or more websites designed to help find the best flights for criteria you provide.

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Cheap one-way flight from Europe to South America? [closed]

Very flexible long time traveler but not very familiar with the cheap routes between Europe and South America. Would be happy to learn about flight routes (from/to airport), airlines, times of year ...
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Is there a website that can show the best deals for roundtrip flights separated by a certain number of days?

I am looking for a website or application that knows how to show results for the following scenario: Suppose i want to travel from city A to city B by airplane. While i don't impose a specific date ...
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What are the top things to do in Istanbul, Turkey? [closed]

I'm planing my holiday trip to turkey. give me suggestions what it likes.
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Can I check if there is a boarding pass or airline ticket in my name?

In my company we have a Xmas trip every year. These trips are organized by the CEO. Every year is a new place and no one knows the destination. What happens is we have to pack thigns for winter ...
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What does Flight Pending Government Approval mean?

When searching on Orbitz for round-trip flights, I see a number of results with this note highlighted in yellow when expanding Flight Details: "This flight is pending government approval." What does ...
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Last minute travel, which search engine can give me best prices?

I need to make a last minute travel. Its not optional, and last minute means I have one hour to book it and will be flying next day. I need to fly within Europe. Is there a fare search engine that ...
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Price search for a weekend flight to a specific city over a few months

I am trying to book flights for a weekend trip from Warsaw to Athens. I would like to fly after work on Friday and return Sunday evening, so I have pretty well defined flight times in terms of ...
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Is “lol.travel” a real travel/flight booking site?

Browsing flights on http://Skyscanner.net, I was referred to a site I've never seen before, http://lol.travel to make the payment. I'd normally trust that Skyscanner would only refer to real, ...
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Cheapest way to get from Germany to India and back with flexible dates [duplicate]

I want to travel to Vandenmedu, India from Bochum, Germany. Starting date would be around 20DEC15, return should be about 2 weeks later, i.e. 04JAN16 What bothers me: I am flexible in both start- ...
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Looking for a good flight cost comparison site for flexible schedule [duplicate]

I'm looking for a good flight cost comparison site for flexible schedule. Let's say I want to plan a one week trip in October. I really do not mind when. Means I need a site where I can set the ...
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Booking several flight tickets with a single payment/invoice

I'm trying to book three flights in a multiple-destination scheme like: A->B, B->C, C->A I'm doing my search in websites like eDreams, Kayak, etc, and in all of them the following happens: the total ...
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Good ways to find cheap stayovers?

Let's assume my schedule is entirely flex and I'm (mostly) willing to rough it. On the other hand, I want to explore the possibility of long stopovers on my trip. Travel search engines have various ...
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Mixed flight / bus search engine?

Some months ago I came across a good website that offers to search and plan your travel with mixes way of transportation... Like for example you have to plan a mixed way, like flight and bus, similar ...
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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American websites....
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Low cost airfare for each country [closed]

I'm planning to travel with my best friend this summer and I was wondering if any of you guys know a website that list low cost airfare for each country?
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Reliable, Free Flight Alert Website allowing multiple route combinations

Does anybody know of a website that gives reliable flight alerts for low fares? Ideally, I would like it to : Be free Allow alerts on routes (ex. MXP - TXL), or from city to city (Milan - Berlin). ...
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Flights - Direct in one direction, but with at least 1 stopover on the other?

1. How can I search for this on my own? I've tried expedia.com, but when you select 1 or 2 stopovers, it assumes that both directions of your journey are either 1 or 2 stopovers. 2. Also, is this ...
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Search engine for stop over possibilites

I am planning a flight from Auckland to Europe and am trying to find out which places are convenient to stop over. I once knew a website where you can simply enter the two airports, and it shows you ...
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Flight search tool for multiple travelers from different cities to a single destination city

Are there any flight search engines for planning a group get-together with the cheapest flight costs? For instance, suppose a small company gathering (much like the one I'm currently planning!), with ...
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Airline pricing website with multiple destinations

Are there any airline pricing websites which displays prices to 5 airports from a departure location in just one search? I know I could try getting the pricing as 5 different searches, but would like ...
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Flight booking comparison including amenity info (e.g. wifi, refreshments)

I'm a big fan of extra amenities while flying. The availability and pricing of things like wifi, power supply for my electronic devices and refreshments are key factors in my choice when booking a ...
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When booking elsewhere, how do you know what Virgin Australia ticket type you will get?

When booking on the Virgin Australia website, it shows there being 4 different kinds of booking classes, along with details of what is and isn't included in them (eg flexibility and bags) However, it ...
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How to pick the (phony) return destination for a roundtrip ticket intended as a one-way?

[Last para:] If you do decide to go ahead with a return, keep in mind that the return leg doesn't need to be the same as the outbound. You might be able to book ZRH-AUS on the outbound, and a cheaper/...
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What's the best way to find cheap flight tickets from any place from a set of places to any place in another set of places? [duplicate]

For example, how do I find the cheapest tickets from any place in India to any place in either of England, Germany, Netherlands, Spain. Hope the questions makes sense?
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Verify my flight is booked despite error message via SkyScanner / airtickets.com / JetStar

I just found and booked a flight from Japan to Australia. I found the flight with SkyScanner. That site redirected me to the online travel agent airtickets.com. The flight itself is on JetStar. ...
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Is the price per person affected by searching a flight for more than one person?

When I search for a flight for more than one person I usually search the flight for one so that I can easily have the total amount per person. I wonder if there are cases in which searching for more ...
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Flight booking. Extra information to entice quick booking?

I am forever seeing these extra of bits information when browsing for flights directly with the operator. Just how true are they? Where do these figures come from? Example 1: 22 people currently ...
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Cannot book individual leg of multi-leg flight on flight search engine

I am trying to book a flight from A => C on flightnetwork.com. I find a flight at a good price but with a 20 hour layover in B. B is a nice city so I thought since my schedule is flexible I would ...
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On the Matrix ITA site, why doesn't Virgin Australia show up in the search results?

Even when being specific, why is Virgin Australia (airline code VA) never available in search results on the Matrix.ITASoftware.com website? Yet sites like Kayak show results from VA? Routes I was ...
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Cheapest way to meet [closed]

I'm looking to meet a friend I originally met in China (she lives there, I'm from the US), ideally around Christmas. We don't need to meet in China, just anywhere in the world we can both get to that ...
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Websites to buy complex air tickets

Okay. I'm looking for a complex round ticket. Like travel from point a - to point B (stay for 2 days) - then to point C (stay for 2 days) -then to point D (Destination, stay for 2 weeks) - then ...
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More Flexible International Searches [duplicate]

I'm looking for extremely flexible flight search engines. Here are the features I'd like to be able to utilize: More flexible date search, specifically, I want to be gone between 7 and 12 days, but ...
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Nested Return Flights

I am currently in Europe and have the following flight scheme: Europe → USA (September) USA → Europe (Christmas) Europe → USA (January '15) USA → Europe (July '15) First, does it make a difference ...
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Where can I get help planning my plane trip?

I was recently planning my trip from Poland to Las Vegas and since the online flight planners didn't suggest me anything interesting, I decided to do the research on my own. I found the following ...
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Where does Google Flights get its data from?

Has anyone ever booked a flight with Google Flights? I am just wondering where they get their prices and data from, and if I might find a cheaper flight by using something like Expedia or Travelocity....
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Where to find ITA Matrix listed prices for MDE to CTG?

On ITA Matrix I found a flight from Medellin to Cartagena for US$36 using Avianca's airline. But when I go to Avianca's website, it doesn't show this price (US$89). I'm fairly certain it's updated, ...
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Travel agents - can they match ITA Travel Matrix prices?

(applies to all travel agents, I'm just using FC as an example) Flight Centre - the world wide travel agent, often boasts "lowest prices guaranteed". I've had trouble getting them to actually hold ...
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If I find a cheap flight on a site that doesn't sell tickets, can I buy them online somewhere? [duplicate]

Recently I have learned about the one truly amazing cheap flight finding service, matrix.itasoftware.com. But it's not a travel agent, it's only a search engine. So this site gives you the full and ...
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Flight search engine for specific date for outbound flight and undefined date for return flight?

On a specific date, I have to fly from A to B. Using various flight search engines, it turned out that the cheapest possibility is to buy a return ticket. Now the problem is, the search engines I know ...
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Why do flight search engines give inconsistent results?

I've been shopping around for flights, and I've noticed that a few flight search engines such as Skyscanner and, in particular, ITA give inconsistent results. I don't know if this applies to all ...
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Is there a flight search engine that has an option to show full flights?

Quite often when searching for plane tickets I get only some high priced results, ridiculous schedules, etc. It makes me wonder if these are the only options to get from point A to point B or have I ...
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Is SkyScanner's 3D earth interface for flights to “everywhere” only on their smartphone app?

Yesterday a friend who's no longer around showed me how you could look for tickets on SkyScanner from a given city or airport to "everywhere" with a 3D globe interface. It had tags on various ...

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